the winning team Our Expert Panel of Instructors

Dr. Kay Trotter PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, CEIP-MH

Dr. Kay Trotter
PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, CEIP-MH

Kay Trotter, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, CEIP-MH, has been in private practice for over 11 years. She specializes in counseling for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Trotter is the founder of Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health in Flower Mound, TX. She has developed and taught child development, parenting classes, Child-Parent Relationship Training, Emotion Coaching, dangers of internet addiction, and express therapies including animal assisted therapy workshops.

Dr. Kay holds a doctoral degree from the University of North Texas where she studied and practiced Play Therapy and Animal Assisted Therapy – Equine.  She has studied at the nationally recognized The W.A.R.M Place grief support center for children. She is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the North Texas Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy.

Dr. Trotter is sought after by local and national media as an expert on a variety of topics, including children and adolescents, parenting, internet addiction, bullying, posttraumatic stress, and animal assisted therapy – equine. She is a published author, speaks nationally and internationally, has established a strong social media presence by providing an abundance of play therapy, parenting and animal assisted therapy resources for both professionals and laypersons.

Contact Kay

Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health | 214-499-0396 | http://kaytrotter.com

MSW, LCSW-S, RPT-S

Jason McCoy
MSW, LCSW-S, RPT-S

Jason McCoy, MSW, LCSW-S, RPT-S is currently in private practice in Flower Mound, Texas. He has taught and spoken professionally on child development such as treating anxiety in children, oppositional defiance, diagnosis using the DSM 5, play therapy assessment tools, families in mental health wellness, and parenting classes. Jason has worked with children and their families over the last 25 years. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor at Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health.

Jason is currently the President-Elect for the North Texas Chapter of Texas Association for Play Therapy. He specializes in working with children, adolescents, and parents (individually, as a couple, or even the whole family together). Jason earned his master’s degree from the School of Social Work at the University of Iowa, with an emphasis on Family Centered Practice. He is a parent of four children and has been married more than 20 years.

Contact Jason

Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health | 214-499-0396 | http://kaytrotter.com

PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S

Dr. Jennifer Baggerly
PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S

Dr. Jennifer N. Baggerly is a professor in the Division of Counseling and Human Services at the University of North Texas at Dallas. She is the Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor.

Dr. Baggerly has taught and provided counseling for children for 15 years. Her published books include Counseling Families: Play-Based Treatment, Group Play Therapy: A Dynamic Approach, and Child-Centered Play Therapy Research: The Evidence Base for Effective Practice. Her multiple research projects and over 50 publications have led to her being recognized as a prominent expert in play therapy and children’s counseling.

Contact Jennifer

Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health | 214-499-0396 | http://kaytrotter.com

MEd, LPC

Dore Quinn
MEd, LPC

Dore’s passion is to help couples, individuals, and families renew their strength and commitment to each other. She believes that men and women are created in the Image of God and there is a need for an intimate connection with Him. Dore works with those who are striving to overcome depression, anxiety, effects of sexual and physical abuse, grief, marital and parenting issues.

Her desire is to help each client find hope in the midst of difficult times.  She views therapy as a way to facilitate change. Dore’s commitment is to meet clients where they are and to help motivate them to achieve their ultimate life goals. Dore has worked extensively with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. She is one of the approved counselor list for the Church. She earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Master of Education in Counseling from the University of North Texas.

Contact Dore

Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health | 214-499-0396 | http://kaytrotter.com

MS, LMFT, MFC

Ernesto Segismundo
MS, LMFT, MFC

Ernesto received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Biola University. He received his Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University. Ernesto has 10 years of clinical counseling experience working in settings such as group homes, domestic violence shelters, churches, and outpatient programs. He treats marriage and family relationship problems as well as individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and addiction. In addition, Ernesto treats families and individuals victim of domestic violence, physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Ernesto utilizes EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) to treat PTSD.

Contact Ernesto

Fylmit | 909-247-8820 | http://fylmit.com

LCSW, RPT-S

Clair Mellenthin
LCSW, RPT-S

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S is a sought after supervisor, speaker, and trainer. She frequently appears on local and national media as an expert on children and family issues. Clair holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Throughout her career, she has focused on providing therapy to children, teens, and their families.

Contact Clair

Wasatch Family Therapy |801-944-4555 |http://clairmellenthin.com

Rhonda Johnson, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, CEAP

Dr. Rhonda Johnson
PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, CEAP

Rhonda Johnson, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, CEAP is the owner of The Center for Counseling and Family Relationships which was established in 2007. She received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Seminary in 1999. Ms. Johnson received her License as a Professional Counselor in 2001. Rhonda completed her Doctorate in Psychology/Counseling in 2003 along with her License as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She became an LPC-Supervisor and LMFT-Supervisor in 2007. She also became a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor in 2014.

Contact Rhonda

Center for Counseling and Family Relationships | 817-232-9400 | http://ccfam.com/

Chris Simpson, PhD, LPC

Dr. Chris Simpson
PhD, LPC-S

Dr. Chris Simpson is an Associate Professor of Counseling at Texas A&M University-Commerce. He has served as a faculty member at TAMUC since 2005. Dr. Cris also maintains a private practice in Dallas, Texas. He has worked with a variety of populations including: persons recovering from chemical dependency, theft intervention, self-injurious behavior, and grief recovery. Dr. Simpson is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas.

In his private practice, Dr. Simpson works with a variety of adolescent and adult clients. Most of his practice involves working with depression, anxiety, self-injury, effects of trauma, grief and bereavement, and chemical dependency. Dr. Simpson is a member of the American Counseling Association and Texas Counseling Association. Previously, he served as President for Northern Metro Counseling Association (NMCA). He has authored Cutting and Self-Harm and Helping Your Self-Injurious Child: A Brief But Essential Guide for Parents.

Contact Chris

Simpson Counseling & Consultation | 214-317-9492 | http://www.simpsoncounseling.com/

Vanessa Sanford, MS, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC

Vanessa Sanford
MS, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC

Vanessa M. Sanford is a bilingual and bi-cultural therapist who has more than 17 years experience working with families in crisis.  Mrs. Sanford was awarded the 2007 Texas Mental Health Professional of the Year for Child Advocacy Center’s of Texas. She graduated with her Master’s of Science in Rehabilitations Counseling from the University of North Texas. Mrs. Sanford is a licensed professional counselor/supervisor specializing in trauma survivors of abuse, children of addicts (COA’s),high conflict divorce, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and includes their families through play therapy, individual, group, and family therapy in private practice, Support System, PLLC located in Frisco, TX. She has spoken locally, statewide, and nationally on topics such as Drug Endangered Children, Keeping your Kids Safe, Expert Testimony for Therapists, Animal Assisted Therapy, Therapeutic Interventions for Traumatized Children, Children of Alcoholics/Addicts and Sexual abuse. 

Mrs. Sanford is a licensed professional counselor/supervisor specializing in trauma survivors of abuse, children of addicts (COA’s),high conflict divorce, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and includes their families through play therapy, individual, group, and family therapy in private practice, Support System, PLLC located in Frisco, TX. She has spoken locally, statewide, and nationally on topics such as Drug Endangered Children, Keeping your Kids Safe, Expert Testimony for Therapists, Animal Assisted Therapy, Therapeutic Interventions for Traumatized Children, Children of Alcoholics/Addicts and Sexual abuse. 

Contact Vanessa

Sandford Support Systems | 214-641-1006 | http://sanfordsupportsystem.com

Scalies Toni, MEd, RPT-S

Toni Scalise Borowczak
MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC

Toni formed Corbella Counseling in 2009, centrally located in her hometown, Dallas, to meet the specific needs of clients who travel from all over the north Texas area. She has counseled various clients dealing with such concerns as grief, divorce, anger management, abuse, trauma, and relationship conflicts. Additionally, she conducts social skills groups, book groups for moms, and child-parent relationship training groups. She offers classes several times a year for parents and couples and has spoken to dozens of organizations across the metroplex on various topics including relationships, parenting, and insight into children’s behaviors.

Contact Toni

Corbella Counseling | 214-265-8689 | http://www.corbellacounseling.com

Reviews

  • We are so thrilled to have partnered with Jason and Kaleidoscope to serve the whole child and to continue raising the bar of excellence in early childhood education.

    Nancy Parra DKH Acadmey
    NANCY PARRA
    OWNER, DKH ACADEMY
  • Our staff was BLOWN AWAY by the practical strategies and immediate takeaways! His stories show the depth of his experience. He made the day enjoyable and fun! We will definitely have KBHU back to do future training with our KISD Counseling team!

    Shannon Jenkins Keller ISD
    SHANNON JENKINS
    LEAD ELEMENTARY & INTERMEDIATE COUNSELOR, KELLER ISD
  • As a parent of young children, I have found the video content on KBHU’s website to be so insightful and it has “real-life” application in my own home. I’m so grateful to have access to training material, for FREE, that is used by actual professional therapists! I can’t encourage this site enough for parents and will definitely share it with my friends.  Thank you KBHU!!

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    MATTHEW
    PARENT, DALLAS

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